The Mindset of the Alcoholic and Drug Addict

Many of us live on dreams and hopes that what we want to accomplish will. That isn’t reality. Some can but not often. My desire to get my book The Mindset of the Alcoholic and Drug Addict published and out to the public is a struggle. What do they say, the things you had to work the hardest for was the most rewarding?

With this topic being a worldwide problem, I assumed publishers and agents would want to help get the book out to everyone. They say authors need a platform and I have been a professional speaker since 2007, and it’s grown more than I imagined with my services. Now being a speaker is not important if you’re not doing it Internationally. Really! With Zoom and Podcasts, someone can be heard or seen globally. When someone finds out the secret, I’d like to hear it.

This is when they say be persistent. Keep trying. Ignore the hundreds of rejections. Self-publishing is starting to look good to me. I had seven publishers that advertised they were traditional publishers and they wanted my book, BUT, I didn’t fit the traditional side but wanted me to have them self-publish the book. Why not? They’re asking anywhere from $5,000 to $14,000. If I had that money, I’d be happy where I’m at for now.

I did learn that if I wanted a number one publisher like Simon and Schuster, I could for the $14,000. Wow! what as happened with publishers honestly wanting to work with authors? It’s so true when they say everyone make money off a book but the author!

I so wanted to present this book contributed from 34 alcoholic and drug addicts to everyone, but for now, I’m still plugging ahead. As always, I love and appreciate your support.

Until then, remember Someone Stops This Merry-Go-Round and the sequel Please, God, Not Two, is available at You will go behind closed doors to see why our enabling brings the addicted deeper into their problems. Read the reviews and see what others thought. Once you read the two books, you’ll appreciate The Mindset of the Alcoholic and Drug Addict. After all, the stories are raw and from the addicted themselves.

Addicts helping addicts is a unique gift.


Published by albertasequeira

I'm an Awareness Coach, author, professional speaker and instructor. My memoirs are A Sample of Heaven; Our Last Call (looking for a publisher). Someone Stop This Merry-Go-Round: An Alcoholic Family in Crisis; its sequel, Please, God, Not Two; This Killer Called Alcoholism. My Narrative Non-Fiction The Mindset of an Alcoholic and Addict: 34 Americans and Canadian Share Their Struggle with Alcohol and Drugs. Looking for a publisher The Rusty Years; The Remembrance of Being Young and it's sequel The Rusty Years: Secrets Revealed. A Sample of Heaven won the Reviewers Choice Award 2008 Semi-Finalist by Reader Views of Austin Texas. Someone Stop This Merry-Go-Round was nominated for the Editor's Choice Award for 2009 by Allbook Review of Canada and was nominated for the Dan Poynter's Global eBook Award 2011. Please, God, Not Two was nominated for the Editor's Choice Award for 2010 by Allbook Review of Canada and featured in the December 20, 2010 Publishers Weekly. My new Narrative Non-Fiction (searching for a publisher) The Mindset of an Alcoholic and Addict had been written by 34 addicts from the USA and Canada. It is a testimony on what they believe is not working in their recovery programs. It's a book for all; the substance abusers, doctors, counselor and family members. I speak to the public and private organizations on "The Effect of Alcoholism on the Whole Family" since I lost a husband and daughter from this disease. I'm a producer, director, and co-host to NBTV-95 cable TV show from New Bedford. I teach three writer's workshops.

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